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I feel a lump under my left breast on my ribs. Should I be concerned?

I feel a lump under my left breast on my ribs. Should I be concerned?

Need to be checked: Though it may not feel like it is in your breast, you need to get it checked. It could a calcium deposit on the rib, a breast lump that has attached itself to muscle, a healing fracture, etc. I would start by seeing your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What do I do for lumps in left ribs and under breast where the bone is?

What do I do for lumps in left ribs and under breast where the bone is?

Lumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

See doctor: If this has been present for more than a week or getting larger, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my ribs a few inches below my left breast what could this be?

I have a lump on top of my ribs a few inches below my left breast what could this be?

Skin lumps are commo: It could be a fatty tumor (lipoma)which are very common. Most such lumps are benign. But others can be malignant. It all depends on the size and texture. If it is increasing in size over a period of one or two month, you should seek medical attention and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I'm a 39 yr old female. I just found a hard knot/lump under my left breast. Its small and feels like it is on my rib. Should I be concerned??

I'm a 39 yr old female. I just found a hard knot/lump under my left breast. Its small and feels like it is on my rib. Should I be concerned??

Hope for the best: Hopefully this turns out to be a benign finding such a lipoma. However, given its anatomical locations, other things should be evaluated for. The physical exam and bedside ultrasound may hold the answer. Please see your doctor asap to address your concerns. ...Read more

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I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

Lipoma/fatty tumor: It may a fatty tumor, that is benign, as long as it does not get bigger and painful nothing need to be worried about. ...Read more

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I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

Fibrocystic disease: Common benign condition seen in young woman but still you have to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Get it checked: You should have it checked. If it is not in the breast tissue itself then it may be a cyst or boil that needs to be treated. If it is a painful lump in the breast then it needs to be examined by the doctor. Those are usually benign fibrous type growths but you need to have an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

Lipoma?: Only a biopsy can tell you for sure. But lipomas (benign fatty tumors) are common and can feel like you described. How long have you had it? Weeks? Years? If you e had it for years and it hasn't changed you may be able to watch it. If it bothers you or if it's new or if it's growing rapidly have it excised and they will tell you exactly what it is ...Read more

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I have a lump on my ribs about 1 1/2 inches below my left breast. There is alot of pain to the touch and moving. I'm just wondering what it could be?

I have a lump on my ribs about 1 1/2 inches below my left breast. There is alot of pain to the touch and moving. I'm just wondering what it could be?

Medical exam: Any lump which is persistent requires a medical examination by a physician especially if it has shown some growth while you have watched it.
Any lump which is painful like you have described can be an infection, so there is a sense of urgency to treat an infection. So go see a doctor and get a physical exam done soon. ...Read more

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I'm a 25 yr old f: I have a lump/1 side seems raised higher than the other side under my left breast but on the upper part of my rib cage is it normal?

I'm a 25 yr old f: I have a lump/1 side seems raised higher than the other side under my left breast but on the upper part of my rib cage is it normal?

Well, no its not: Normal but at 25 the cances of it being cancer are verrrry low. It may be a cyst or what's called a fibroadenoma. Your doc would probably order an ultrasound or try to aspirate it with a needle if he thought it a cyst. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?

I have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?

Subcutaneous nodules: Please seek medical attention and have them checked out by a doctor.

Could be a minor issue like lipomas, cysts, fibromas or more serious lesions like infection, systemic conditions like arthritis condition, neurofibromas and metastases (very unlikely given your age) ...Read more

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Hard bone like lump on my rib above my left Breast just of the centre bone non movable and painless? Should I be worried? I'm 28 female

Hard bone like lump on my rib above my left Breast just of the centre bone non movable and painless? Should I be worried? I'm 28 female

Well: Any Lompa particularly painless of the Chest or Brest should be evaluated by an in person exam by a physician ...Read more

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I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do?

I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do?

Seek care: While these may be harmless fat deposits called lipomas (a benign or non-cancerous type of tumor), there is also breast tissue on the ribs and in the arm pit. If you are feeling new lumps in these areas, you should be examined. Planned parenthood provides free or low-cost gynecologic care. That may be an option for you. ...Read more

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I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel, hurts when I sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

Cyst or lipoma: You need to have this evaluated. Most of the time these are benign lipomas or cysts. BUT you can't guess at these things. See your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Probably unrelated: The mobile lump upper left rib below breast could be a fatty growth called a lipoma or possibly a cyst. It is most likely not related to the back pain. See your doctor or surgeon to see if the lump needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Today I just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection (skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more

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I have dcis and a new lump on the left breast. The surgeon just felt it, and said it's from a rib? Does that make sense?

I have dcis and a new lump on the left breast. The surgeon just felt it, and said it's from a rib? Does that make sense?

Catilage?: Your surgeon may be referring to the cartilage adjacent to the rib (costochondral junction). This would be near the breast, but not in the breast. If you feel a lump in your breast, though, please get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have lump above my left rib towards under my left breast dat kinda moves. .....I also have pain when I cough because of it and gets tight?

I have lump above my left rib towards under my left breast dat kinda moves. .....I also have pain when I cough because of it and gets tight?

Go see your doc: You should see your doctor (prohealth doc). You need a breast exam. Could be nothing, but better safe than sorry. He will address the cough and pain. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body, left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body, left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

Residual scar: Good day, thank you for your question! It sounds like this might be a residual scar left behind from the pimple. Either way it would be prudent to see your PCP. All the best! ...Read more

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My mother has a lump under the left breast. Its hard, it doesn't move under the skin. Its more like in last left rib. What is it? Should we be worry?

My mother has a lump under the left breast. Its hard, it doesn't move under the skin. Its more like in last left rib. What is it? Should we be worry?

VERY worried: Get seen now. If you love your mom, please do whatever it takes to get her to the physician. It may be nothing. But from your description, based on what you've given us to work with, it does need to be seen now. ...Read more

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Pain below left breast, on rib! Flat squishy bump, painful even to the touch! Numbness in leg, cesarean 3months ago! Lump- since birth?

If the lump has: Been there since birth, it is unlikely to be causing the problem. If you have pain underneath your rib, then you need to work with your family physician or Internal medicine to find out if you need further studies like Xrays or CTs to evaluate if the pain is related to blood clots, scar tissue, or muscle or cartilage strain. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lump that has some bruising (but I've had no trauma) on the left rib cage just under the breast. It is tender to touch and has grown..

Hi, I have a lump that has some bruising (but I've had no trauma) on the left rib cage just under the breast. It is tender to touch and has grown..

Me4dical Checkup adv: Any lump like this one needs a medical examination unless you recall having hurt yourself or bumped into something hard. If it is growing it is even more worrisome. We need to know your Age and also if you are taking any medicines such as aspirin or blood thinners.??? Unless you have one of the above 3 potential reasons for having a bruise, you must go see your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin on the left side of my chest, under my breast. It is growing bigger and is very sensitive and hurts to touch, what is it?

I have a lump under my skin on the left side of my chest, under my breast. It is growing bigger and is very sensitive and hurts to touch, what is it?

See physician: Should see physician for examination and detailed history. Could be anything. Sometimes painful lumps can be related to infection, but sometimes tumor with assumption that there was no trauma. May need ultrasound for characterization. If not specific may need biopsy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around top of left breast around chest... but not not on it. Have felt for lumps but none there. Any ideas?

Sharp pain around top of left breast around chest... but not not on it. Have felt for lumps but none there. Any ideas?

Some possibilities: If your breast examination was normal, this discomfort could be due to an irritated/inflamed chest wall muscle or could be due to a pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs and may increase with a deep breath and often radiates around the side of the rib cage. A muscular discomfort usually has associated tenderness. Your physician can advise you after an examination if it persists. ...Read more